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The Downing Film Center is dedicated to presenting quality films, not always available locally, and providing cinematic programming from around the world in collaboration with and for the benefit of the Hudson Valley’s diverse communities.
Revised 10 Jan 2015
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NOW SHOWING IN NEWBURGH
Rated R for some language
Written and directed by Joseph Cedar | In English
Starring Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, and Michael Sheen
117 min | Drama/Thriller | 2017
May 26JUNE 1
Sat 2:30 7:30
Sun 2:30 5:15
Mon No showing
Thu 2:00 7:30
Tickets are available now at our box office and online here.
ABOUT THE FILM
Norman Oppenheimer (Richard Gere) lives a lonely life in the margins of New York City power and money, a would-be operator dreaming up financial schemes that never come to fruition. As he has nothing real to offer, Norman strives to be everyone's friend, but his incessant networking leads him nowhere. Always on the lookout for someone willing to pay attention to him, Norman sets his sights on Micha Eshel (Lior Ashkenazi), a charismatic Israeli politician alone in New York at a low point in his career. Sensing Eshel's vulnerability, Norman reaches out with a gift of a very expensive pair of shoes, a gesture that deeply touches Eshel. When Eshel becomes Prime Minister three years later, he remembers.With his very real connection to the leader of a major nation, Norman is awash in the respect he has always craved. Flush with his newfound feeling of success, Norman attempts to use Eshel's name to leverage his biggest deal ever: a series of quid pro quo transactions linking the Prime Minister to Norman's nephew (Michael Sheen), a rabbi (Steve Buscemi), a mogul (Harris Yulin), his assistant (Dan Stevens), and a treasury official from the Ivory Coast. Norman's kaleidoscopic plans soon go awry, creating the potential for an international catastrophe he must struggle to prevent. The new film by Academy Award nominated director Joseph Cedar is a comic and compassionate drama of a little man whose downfall is rooted in a human frailty all too easy to forgivea need to matter.
Sony Pictures Classics
Gere's work in Norman is to be treasured. It's one of the best performances in any movie this year.
Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
COMING SOON TO NEWBURGH
MHA & Vet2Vet of Orange County Present
HUDSON VALLEY HONOR FLIGHT: GENERATION BRIDGE
Written, directed, and produced by Joe Allen
Mon 7:30 pm
Admission will be free; seating is on a first-come first-served basis.A panel discussion will follow the screening.
ABOUT THE FILM
The movie is the story of the mission to bring Hudson Valley World War II vets to Washington for the WW II Memorial, Arlington and the Marine Corps Memorial. It also tells of the veterans working with teens in school to provide insight into that era.
The Downing Film Center is handicapped accessible. If you plan to attend a film and you need our lift and elevator, please let us know ahead of time. We also ask you arrive at least 3540 minutes early.
Downing gift cards are available in any amount and can be used to purchase tickets online for Newburgh; please note that Downing gift cards are not redeemable at Monroe Cinema. Gift certificates can be updated to gift cards.
To request a gift card, send us a letter indicating the name and address of the recipient and the name and address of the giver, and include a check (made out to Downing Film Center) or your credit card number (Visa, MasterCard, Discover), expiration date, and 3-digit code. Please specify whether you would like the gift card mailed to you or to the recipient. You can also stop by during box office hours and pick up gift cards in person.
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